To provide effective, science-based intervention for children and adults with autism and, through research and dissemination, to extend treatment resources to people with autism, both nationally and internationally.
PCDI: Pioneering Autism Intervention and Research for over 45 years
PCDI, founded in 1970, is a private, non-profit program offering a broad spectrum of science-based services to children, youths, and adults with autism. The Institute not only provides quality treatment, education, and professional training and mentoring in New Jersey, but through its research, has pioneered comprehensive intervention models that are used nationally and internationally for the benefit of persons with autism. These programs teach young children to talk, play with siblings and friends, and read and write. Adolescents continue academic and work-study programs while learning to participate in their homes and communities. Adults perfect skills that allow them to maintain jobs and achieve greater levels of independence.
PCDI is recognized worldwide as a leader in autism research and treatment. The Institute offers a broad spectrum of services that support people with autism from infancy through adulthood. PCDI provides an Early Intervention Program for children age 28 months and younger and an educational program for students age 3 to 21. Adults with autism receive support and training for competitive employment in PCDI’s Adult Life-Skills Program. The Institute also operates two family-style group homes and a supervised apartment program. All its programs include home programming and family support.